There will be a free outdoor screening of “In Our Wake: Maine’s Maritime Heritage on Film” Friday, Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. in the Camden Amphitheatre, Atlantic Avenue. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on.

From lobster pots and four-masted schooners to whitewater canoeing and seine fishing, this documentary compilation allows viewers to step back in time to 1901 and travel through the decades as its explore Maine’s nautical past. Through home movies, travelogues, silent movies and talkies, it looks at Maine’s boats, freshwaters, harbors and people.

These moving image clips are focused on Maine’s history and multi-dimensional relationship with the waters in and around the state — a relationship ranging from working boatbuilders and lobstermen to tourists water skiing in our lakes and yachtsmen racing off the coast of Mount Desert Island.

The film is narrated by John K. Hanson, Jr., publisher of Maine Boats, Homes, & Harbors Magazine, and was produced by Northeast Historic Film, a nonprofit independent moving-image archive, collecting and preserving motion picture film and videotape relating to Maine and northern New England. The screening is hosted by Northeast Historic Film, Camden Public Library and the three-day Penobscot Bay Rendezvous, a sailing and power event presented by Wayfarer Marine and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding.

The Penobscot Bay Rendezvous invites vessels from super yachts to classics to performance racers, picnic boats and lobster yachts to take part. There will be daily races for sailboats and a poker run and photo pursuit events for power boats. Participants will have access to both Wayfarer Marine and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding world-renowned boatyards and will be hosted each night at a different exclusive venue. Lobster bakes, barbeques, dancing and fireworks are all a part of the event. For more information, visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to